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The Nicomachean Ethics


Published March 7, 2010


LibriVox recording of The Nicomachean Ethics, by Aristotle. Read by Geoffrey Edwards.

The work consists of ten books, originally separate scrolls, and is understood to be based on notes said to be from his lectures at the Lyceum which were either edited by or dedicated to Aristotle's son, Nicomachus. In many ways this work parallels the similar Eudemian Ethics, which has only eight books, and the two works can be fruitfully compared. Books V, VI, and VII of the Nicomachean Ethics are identical to Books IV, V, and VI of the Eudemian Ethics. Opinions about the relationship between the two works, for example which was written first, and which originally contained the three common books, is divided. Aristotle describes his ethical work as being different from his other kinds of study, because it is not just for the sake of contemplating what things are, but rather to actually become good ourselves. It is therefore practical rather than theoretical in the original Aristotelian senses of these terms. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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Reviewer: torgman - - September 10, 2013
Subject: Translated by...
Thomas Taylor
Reviewer: philyflowers - favoritefavorite - May 1, 2011
Subject: tooooo nasal
everything else is okay, but the voice quality is poor due to strong nasal tone in voice, reader may wish to consult Eye ear nose and throat surgeon about getting that cleared up.
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